Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives at his office before a House Judiciary Committee hearing without former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who was a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. President Donald Trump directed McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena to testify but the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has threatened to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress if he doesn’t appear.
Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. IMPEACHMENT CALLS GROW IN HOUSE
More Democrats are calling for action against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.
2. NORTH KOREA HURLS INSULTS AT BIDEN
Pyongyang labels the presidential candidate a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after he recently called Kim Jong Un a tyrant.
3. HOW FAKE NEWS IS EVOLVING
As the EU gears up for a crucial election, it is mostly homegrown groups that are using social media to push false information and extremist messages, experts say.
4. NONPROFITS TURN TO CRYPTOCURRENCY TO HELP NEEDY VENEZUELANS
A handful of charities are using digital currencies to send relief directly to those in need in Venezuela, circumventing banks and companies that handle remittances.
5. INFRASTRUCTURE TALKS BACK ON
Trump and Democratic congressional leaders will meet again to formulate a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband.
6. VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN INDONESIAN CAPITAL
Six people have died in election rioting in Jakarta as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burn vehicles and battle police while the government restricts social media.
7. PLEA DEAL FOR SERIAL ONLINE HARASSER FITS LENIENT PATTERN
A Denver man who posted a Facebook message threatening to kill women in retaliation for years of romantic rejection has been catching breaks from courts in Colorado and Utah, AP finds.
8. E-AUTO BOOM COULD COST INDUSTRY JOBS
Volkswagen is creating its first all-electric plant in Germany, a move illustrating how the global shift to battery-only cars could disrupt a long-established industry and its jobs, AP reports.
9. THEME PARK TO STAR ‘HUNGER GAMES,’ ‘TWILIGHT’
Lionsgate is opening what it calls the world’s first vertical theme park in China featuring some of the studio’s top films, AP learns.
10. A REMATCH 49 YEARS IN THE MAKING
The Bruins and Blues will meet in the Stanley Cup Final, a rematch of the 1970 series that ended with Bobby Orr’s famous goal and leaping celebration.